Our testimonials are statements made by Doves of Life customers that demonstrate their satisfaction with our service. We only use genuine testimonials because, apart from being unethical, if we used non-genuine testimonials it can look pretty obvious and it reduces the impact of the concept.
"Dear Susan, I would just like to say a massive thank you to you and your beautiful doves which you brought to my daughter's wedding last Saturday. I had kept this a total secret from everyone and it was a perfect sight to see the beautiful display doves at the entrance to the venue and then after you read a lovely poem for my daughter and her new husband to release the doves for a fantastic photo opportunity. The whole occasion was fantastic and I would highly recommend your doves as a highlight for any wedding. It was a pleasure to meet you, Thanks so much."Vanessa, Sep-18 event held at Eden Barn, Kirby Steven, Lake District, CA17 4PQ
"The doves looked absolutely beautiful! It was wonderful! Thank you so much! You're an amazing lady! We had a fantastic day xxx" Saskia, on the occasion of her Mother's wedding, where display doves were used indoors as an alternative to a release due to bad weather.
"What an amazing service Doves of Life provided - Sue is a lovely kind hearted lady who was so patient and kept in touch to make sure everything was just perfect. From the Smith Family and friends. Thank You." Judy, on the occasion of her sister's memorial.
"A truly marvellous experience for my lovely Dad's funeral - a very beautiful poem was read by Mrs Brown read with love and feeling. Choice of reading was discussed with the family beforehand and delivered with much compassion and thoughtfulness. Allowed my seven year old nephew to release the lone dove which was both beautiful and poignant - we got the send of for my Dad he deserved - Doves of Life says it all. " Susan , on the occasion of her Father's funeral.
"Absolutely fabulous. Something special, memorable and adapted to your individual needs and specifications. Highly recommend. Siobhan, on the occasion of her Mother's 80th birthday celebrations.
"Thank you so much it truly made the wedding :) both Callam and Becky loved it xx especially what you said it truly made the wedding xx Audra, (Mother of the Bridegroom).
"I would like to thank Doves of Life for attending our daughter's christening at the weekend. The doves were a huge success and a wonderful addition to the day. Your professionalism couldn't be faulted and the beautiful reading before the release was perfect for the occasion. We kept the dove release a secret from our christening guests and it really was a lovely surprise for everyone. We'd also like to thank you for involving our other daughters in the release; you were so patient when explaining how to handle them and they loved being part of it all. We highly recommend your service and will be using you again in the future."
Simon, St Nicholas' Church, Fleetwood, Lancashire
"I would like to thank Doves of Life for coming to our wedding venue with your doves, last weekend. They performed so well for us and we couldn't have asked for a better day. All the guests were very impressed and I was very glad you explained what the doves signify. It was a lovely moment."
Gillian (Mother of the Bride)
"Thank you so very much Doves of Life for making our Wedding Anniversary so special. 40 Doves were released to celebrate our 40 years of marriage and it was an absolute delight to see. Our guests were enthralled and it provided an interesting talking point for the afternoon. I am now busily thinking of other occasions when we could use this beautiful idea!! Many thanks once again and we will certainly recommend you to other family and friends for their special days."
Paul & Marie
"The doves were beautiful. Everybody loved them and the children thought they were great. Our eldest son (5) wants them for when he gets married!! On the whole we had the most perfect day ever and we shall remember it and the birds forever with fond memories. Thank you again."
Michaella & Jason
"On behalf of the Branch, we would like to thank Doves of Life for putting forward the idea and supplying the doves at this years' Remembrance Sunday Service. Everyone, without fail, thought that this was a fantastic sight and hope we will repeat it next year. So once again THANK YOU."
Mike Butcher, Hon Sec, District Branch of The Royal British Legion
"Well what can I say…? From start to finish it was amazing! We started off by holding the birds. We were made to feel so welcome and comfortable as I was a little wary of the doves. I’m so glad we decided to hand release the doves. The cages that the display doves were presented in at the entrance to the Church were stunning. It was a talking point for all the guests. It was such an unusual but lovely touch. Thank you for all your help. We definitely recommend your services to others … maybe we’ll see you at a Christening in the future!"
Jo & Charlie
"Thank you Doves of Life for helping make our day so memorable for us and our guests. What a lovely surprise for us; releasing your beautiful doves and such a great photo opportunity. When the doves circled in the evening sunlight they were spectacular."
Jamie & Phil
"Thank you for delivering my surprise dove release gift so professionally. In particular arriving very early to ensure all went smoothly was much appreciated."
Michael (Best Man to Jamie and Phil)
"Just wanted to say thanks for the great dove release at my son's birthday. Him and his friends really loved seeing the birds fly out of the basket and into the sky, their squeals of joy made my day! Thanks also for all the advice beforehand about what would work best, I appreciated the extra effort you took to make the day special for my little boy."
"We worked with Doves of Life on a film project in late 2011. Doves of Life were helpful and reliable during pre-production and extremely friendly on set. The doves looked beautiful, and we were very pleased with the final result. Without Doves of Life's accommodating attitude (and the equally acommodating doves of course) we wouldn't have been able to complete the film as we'd intended."
Daniel Battersby (producer, 'Birdcage') Clare Unsworth (director, 'Birdcage')
NB: this 10 min video was created by Daniel & Clare of Cambridge School of Arts and you can watch it on the Other Events page of our website.
"On a special visit to celebrate our wedding anniversary my Husband organised for a surprise release of doves. It was fantastic to see the beautiful birds who were so peaceful and elegant. It completed a perfect day! Thank you so much to Doves of Life for making the day extra special."
Lynne & Peter
"We would like to say how much we appreciated the spectacular release of your doves as part of the celebrations for our first grandchild’s christening. There were a number of people milling around but you unobtrusively set up the release station for not only a great photo opportunity but also as an elegant addition to the setting. The release of the birds certainly added a fine and meaningful touch to what for us was a very special celebration with so many of our family and friends."
Nic & Jane
"I would love to say a very heartfelt thank you to Doves of Life for supporting our charity dog walk held on the 12th January 2013, The charity, Angels Gift, has been set up to help raise money and awareness for bereaved parents to help with the cost of cemetery fee's, it was made extra special with the beautiful doves; releasing 12 to symbolise the angels in heaven. A beautiful poem was read out leaving everybody speechless, you could have heard a pin drop. Thank you for joining and supporting us you truely made it a spectacular day. I cannot thank you enough, thank you so much Doves of Life and to all your beautiful birds. xxx "
Mrs Kelly Quinton
Thank you so much for helping us to release the five Doves today at my father's funeral - it really made his final farewell very special - I fell in love with my Dove by the way he/she was so sweet. It was love at first sight for me with the Dove I held, I didn’t want to let it go!! I never realised what beautiful, spiritual creatures they are - they definitely have healing properties. Once you placed the Dove into my hand I stopped crying immediately and felt instantly calmed. I am so glad they arrived home safely (and before you bless them). I will definitely recommend Doves of Life to my friends, please feel free to send me some flyers so I can hand them out when needed. Some people said they didn’t know you could do such things at funerals and were very touched by the sentiment of it.
Q. Could you remind me please what the five doves represented as people keep asking me and I can’t remember what you said but I know it was very moving?
A. We usually say a few words of introduction or a unique poem as agreed with the family beforehand. On this occasion we said that some of the close family were going to release five doves representing a band of angels which would symbolically accompany the deceased on his final journey. We were also asked if they would get home OK. I assured everyone that they would and later reported back to Christine that they were all home safely.
Thank you once again; everyone said how beautiful it was."
"We just wanted to say a big thank you for Doves of Life participation in our son's funeral reception.Everyone who attended, and as you know there were many, have said what a lovely idea it was to release the doves as a symbolic gesture of our Son's life. Your reading before hand and the explaination of what was about to happen and what it meant was very touching. On the release of the birds there was not a dry eye to be seen. An event that will live on long after other memories have faded. Thank you again."
"Thanks for helping us making our day so special. The presentation of the doves was lovely and professional; our guests were very pleased and excited. The white doves were my personal touch to our wedding and will be long remembered. I would 100% recommend you to a friend. Thanks again!"
Svetlana & Lacho
"Many thanks for all your help, your poem, and the doves were just fantastic, and Doves of Life really made it a lovely end to a sad day. Good luck with the business and take care."
Following are the words from a lovely Thank You card we received from a Bride & Groom. "We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Doves of Life for our dove release on our wedding day. The doves were absolutely beautiful and the poem which you recited added a very special touch to the experience. You helped us create a very special memory on our wedding day that will last a lifetime. Thank you for the small gift souvenir of the feather. It is a lovely keepsake of the experience. We couldn't have asked for a better company to allow us to release the doves on such a special day for such a special reason."
Love from Jaqui & Mark XX